I am a real estate investor and I acquired a treasurer’s deed to a property because the former owner didn’t pay the property taxes. Do I need a quiet title action to sell this property?
Purchasing Property Anonymously Webcast 5/1/19: Buying a Property Anonymously. It’s not unusual for Commercial Buyers to want to purchase anonymously, and it’s not uncommon in Residential transactions either! We explore the motives behind incognito purchases, options for accomplishing them, and look at how they affect the transaction.
FIRPTA: Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act The federal Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”) generally obligates any person who buys U.S. real estate from a foreign person to escrow 15% of the purchase price from the seller to motivate the foreign seller to file a U.S. tax return. A buyer who … Continue Reading
8/2/17: How to Draft Better Additional Provisions – Part IV: The A, B, C’s of writing additional provisions with examples. Welcome. This is the fourth installment in our series of webcasts on how to draft better additional provisions in the Colorado Real Estate Commission Approved Contract. Our first one talked about the notion to first … Continue Reading
Wire Fraud – Learn how to avoid wire fraud in Colorado Real Estate Transactions 10/18/16: Wire Fraud. Don’t wire your money to criminals. Learn how to avoid getting duped!
Q: I’m a parent. Can I loan money to my child to buy a home in Colorado? Can I secure the loan against the property? What do I need to do? As of August 2016, the answer is “yes” – parents can loan money to their children to buy real estate in Colorado and they … Continue Reading
CREC Approved Forms & Seller Carry Financing. 7/27/2015: The 2014 CREC approved forms essentially eliminate the Seller Carry Financing provisions. Yet, in the right circumstances, Seller Carry Financing might be the best available option for both the seller and the buyer. Understand the options for advancing Seller Carry deals in the coming new era. More … Continue Reading
Can I Negotiate a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure for a Reverse Mortgage? Q: My parents took out a reverse mortgage on their home years ago. My father has since passed away and my mother is about to permanently move into an assisted living facility. No one is living in the home and the amount … Continue Reading
One of the major benefits of a chapter 13 bankruptcy is the ability of a homeowner to “strip” second and subsequent “consensual” liens – like deeds of trust – from a residence under certain conditions. This type of lien strip, sometimes more useful than the type that can only remove non-consensual liens like judgment liens, … Continue Reading
How Does Seller Financing Work in Colorado Real Estate Deals? Q: I’ve listed my home for sale. A potential buyer is interested, but can’t qualify for a loan. Is there some way to facilitate the sale without an outside lender being involved? A: Yes – if the seller acts as the lender. This article will describe seller … Continue Reading